Lucas and his dad enjoy making stuff. In this video Brad interviews the young Tinkerer about the spiffy new speakers they made and rigged up to their stereo.
This was a great project – we followed the plans at http://makezine.com/12/diymusic_plate/ but didn’t have the right wire, magnets, or plates. Instead we used 30 ga wire and magnets from RS and a variety of cups, plates, and disposable ware and compared how they all worked. They ALL worked well. This is one bulletproof project.
Making speakers is a really empowering thing. It can be as easy as wrapping some wire around a plastic cup, hooking it up to speaker terminals and listening in. Beyond that, you and your collaborators can find yourselves learning about crafting speaker enclosures, magnetism, electromagnets, repairing busted cones, and so much more. What have you done with magnet wire recently? Have you tried out projects from Make Magazine? If you have a tale to tell of the build, successful or ‘learning experience’, then post in the comments and add pictures and video to the Make Flickr pool.